Clay Casting Project - 3 Party Gift Boxes
Gift Box & Bow Decorations
Clay Casting Projects

          
Box #1 -
#221 - Sweethearts                  Box #2 - #076 - Circle of Love                            Box #3 - #067 - Heidi  
                                                                            OR   #1025 - Circle of Love                                  OR   #1003 - Heidi     


and Cookies to Match

#201 - Lacy Heart
#076 - Circle of Love
#007 - Cherries

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp each: 
          #221 - Sweethearts

          #076 - Circle of Love    OR     #1025 - Circle of Love
          #067 - Heidi    OR    #1003 - Heidi
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white 
1 clay casting* each:
          #221 - Sweethearts
          #076 - Circle of Love  OR   #1025 - Circle of Love
          #067 - Heidi  OR  #1003 - Heidi   (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic spray paints or regular acrylic paints: lavender, purple
Soft cloth
Dried fern for Box #3
Hot glue for boxes #1 and #3
1/8" purple satin ribbon for box #2
String of pearl beading for box #2
White flower stamens for box #2
Low-temp glue for box #2
1/2" gold metallic ribbon for box #1

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Note: You can substitute Import design #1025 - Circle of Love for Heirloom design #076 (pictured).
           You can substitute Import design #1003 - Heidi for Heirloom design #067 (pictured).

            

Instructions:

1. While clay is still wet, cut out castings with cookie cutter. Let dry. Sand any rough edges smooth.
2.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
3.  BOX 1 - (Design #221 - Sweethearts). Paint casting with a medium to dark color to match your wrapping paper, then use Rub 'n Buff® to highlight the raised surfaces (see instructions in Techniques for Special Effects). Hot glue the finished casting to the bow on your box.
4.  BOX 2 - (Design #076 - Circle of Love). Paint casting with a medium to dark color to match your wrapping paper, then use Rub 'n Buff® to highlight the raised surfaces (see instructions in Techniques for Special Effects). Tie ribbon around box. Glue pearls and flower stamens as shown in photo. Gather and hot glue the piece of tulle to the box. Glue the finished casting on top of the tulle. Caution: Use low-temp glue since hot glue may melt the tulle.
5.  BOX 3 - (Design #067 - Heidi). Paint casting with a medium to dark color to match your wrapping paper, then use Rub 'n Buff® to highlight the raised surfaces (see instructions in Techniques for Special Effects). Hot glue fern leaves to the box. Hot glue finished casting ovr the ferns.

These clay casting projects are featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.


Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR
 
Shown above:  Box 1 – #221 – Sweethearts


Shown above:  Box 2 –  #076 – Circle of Love
Shown above: Box 3 - #067 - Heidi


Shown below:  #067 - Heidi,   #223 -  Basket Heart




Cookies baked by Robin Rycraft. Photograph by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.